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Tuesday, June 2, 201506/02/2015

6/2/15 First Take

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On today’s First Take, Budget talks stall in Maine, No permit concealed weapons closer to passage, TSA fails to identify weapons, Bruce Jenner on Vanity Fair (Kaitlyn Jenner) then Efficiency Maine finally gets fixed and Convictioin for threat on Facebook gets overturned…

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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The travel ban imposed on the so-called “Taliban 5” .. the five high value Taliban detainees freed to Qatar in a controversial prisoner exchange for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was set to expire Monday. The deal called for the Qataris to monitor the five men for one year and to restrict them from moving outside the country. The State Department has worked a deal with the Qataris to extend a travel ban for another few days while they negotiate on a potential 6 month extension.

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Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 Podcast Ryan Burrow

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The controversy surrounding the former house speaker Dennis Hastert … once the most powerful man in Congress, but now charged with bank fraud and lying to the FBI … seems to be growing. Sources tell ABC News there is a second individual who was allegedly victimized, another former student at Yorkville High School in Illinois, where Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach for 16 years. Sources say this man, not referred to in the indictment, did not ask for or receive any money from Hastert.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 Steve Mistler

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Portland Press Herald’s editorial writer Steve Mistler joins Ken and Mike to kick off June this Monday morning. Topic of the day includes LePage and his tax reform…

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Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

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It was a busy week for politics last week with some new faces officially entering the 2016 presidential sweepstakes, on both sides of the aisle. Steve takes a look at the new names and what potential impact they may or may not have as the campaign season cruises along. At the end of the day, literally, Sen Rand Paul may or may not have been responsible for the expiration of certain provisions of the Patriot Act hold up the NSA vote, non-compromising in his stance against the intelligence community monitoring phone conversations. How are the politics playing on this one? And finally, there is former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. His legacy smoldering in a heap of ashes, will this have any lasting collateral impact on the public’s perception of Congress, or is this simply scandalous fodder for inside the Beltway, regarding a person that the general public never knew or has long ago forgot?

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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When you wake up, the NSA’s vast data collection program of individual phone records may no longer be a part of the Patriot Act. President Obama has been fighting to keep the provision in place, saying the legislation is essential for national security professionals in fighting terrorism and also strikes a balance between security and privacy But, presidential candidate Rand Paul has led the fight to allow them to expire, calling it “illegal”. The provision, along with others, is set to expire at the stroke of midnight. Of course, there’s also reaction to the death of VP Joe Biden’s son, Beau. Beau Biden was only 46 and was expected to make a run for Governor of Maryland next year.

firsttake

Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 First Take

In Ken & Mike's First Take, Podcasts

We kick off June with news on the NSA unable to collect phone calls for now, Paul LePage blows up, Budget talks continue in the legislature, Old Port shooting investigation continues; no suspects arrested, Qatar continues travel ban for Taliban prisoners, Women in Maine have disproportionate minimum wage….

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Friday, May 29, 201505/29/2015

5/29/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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There will be a Senate Showdown over the Patriot Act this weekend. Lawmakers return to the capitol at 4pm ET on Sunday and will review whether to extend the Patriot Act or reform it. It could come down to the final hour. And Hillary Clinton is holding closed events in Florida, but it’s her close friends coming under scrutiny again, with news that ally Sid Blumenthal was on the Clinton Foundation payroll earning ten thousand dollars a month while he also provided advice to then-Secretary of State Clinton on Libya. Last week Clinton said Blumenthal was an old friend, and that from time to time he did send her unsolicited emails.

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Friday, May 29, 201505/29/2015

5/29/15 First Take

In Ken & Mike's First Take, Podcasts

Thank Bhudda its Friday! Concealed weapon permits are in the legislature, Lepage proposes bars opening until 2, Public testify about Biddeford police sex abuse, LePage’s PUC appointee blocked then Committee blocks bill to expand tax credits and Lindsay Lohan off of probation after eight years…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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US officials, on Wednesday, said the arrest of 14 people on corruption charges is just the beginning of their investigation into FIFA, the governing body of world soccer. But will anything change? FIFA says it plans to go ahead with elections scheduled for Friday, as scheduled, when controversial leader Sepp Blatter appears poised to win a fifth term. The organization also says it has no plans to move the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. But if sponsors start to back away, will FIFA be forced to change…something?

Local Headlines

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University of Maine Pressed to Serve More Local Food

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A group of Maine food producers and organizations is pressing the University of Maine System to serve more locally grown food to students and staff.

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Planned Parenthood: No Tissue Donations in NNE

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Planned Parenthood clinics in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire say they don't donate fetal tissue for research, even though they say it's legal to do so.

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Maine Landlord Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Deadly Fire

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The owner of a Portland apartment house where six tenants died in a Nov. 1 fire has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter.

National Headlines

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions

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Congressional lawmakers are heading for recess and leaving behind a pile of unfinished business.

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Pentagon chief gives nod to arm more troops in U.S. after shooting

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter signaled on Thursday that he would allow more troops to be armed at facilities inside the United States.

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Plane debris on remote island points to breakthrough in MH370 mystery

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Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370.